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For online students, our Academic year consists of 12 months of classes divided into three semesters. The on-campus students start a program at the beginning of each semester.
Credit Transfers for Academic Programs
The University’s transfer policy is to accept university, college or seminary credits earned from other institutions, subject to approval by the Academic Department upon conducting an evaluation of the student’s transcripts.
Although not a requirement, preference will be given to courses that were taken at accredited institutions, whether in the United States or abroad.
Transfer credits require a minimum grade of “C+” (2.3 – 2.6) GPA. The university can confer up to three-semester credits per course, for a maximum of 50% of the credit hours required for the student’s degree program.
Florida Christian University recognizes the sovereignty rights of each institution to accept the transfer of credits. Therefore, acceptance of transfer credits from FCU is at the discretion of the accepting institution, and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
Semester Credit System for Academic Pograms
Our unit of credit is based on the academic hour. One semester credit consists of 15 academic hours. Our standard course is a three-semester credit course that consists of 45 academic hours.
Florida Christian University, upon validation, confirmation, and evaluation of Academic Coordinator, may award credits for life experience to students that are at least 30 years old, as long as the following criteria are met:
- The prior learning is demonstrated to provide a balance between theory and practice.
- The credit awarded for the prior learning directly relates to the student’s course.
- At the Associate Degree, we may award up to six-semester credits for life experience.
- At the Bachelor Degree, we may award up to twelve-semester credits for life experience.